What to wear to a photo shoot

The selection of proper clothing for your couples’ photos is a critical factor in the preparation for a successful session with your photographer. “What should I wear to the photo shoot”, is a question we get asked all the time. We interviewed one of our favorite photographers, Priyanca Rao, and here is what she told us: Dark clothing tends to …

Questions to ask a Photographer

Last week we were helping one of our clients with what to ask a photographer when you meet them in person. Besides just seeing if your personalities match up, here are questions our expert team always encourages to ask: How many main shooter and secondary shooters do they bring? Are they a part of any professional organization? What are their …

Reem Acra Thankyou Collection

Last week we kicked off Bridal Fashion Week with the amazing Reem Acra X Preston Bailey show. With the tunes of Madonna playing, we saw some of the most gorgeous bridal gowns for 2019. Check out these photos and videos.  

#SJSDubaiShoot2019

While we travel the world looking for new talent and exciting locations, we met Riccardo and his lovely wife, Barbara in Lake Como, Italy. Together with their team and the iconic, Atlantis, The Palm, we came up with a concept shoot which we could not be more proud of. Here are the gorgeous photos and the even more exciting video. …

Back from Aruba!

We loved our fabulous weekend in Aruba! Besides the near perfect weather year round, this one happy island has an abundance of hotels to choose from for the perfect wedding. We had the pleasure of being at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton, Aruba. What a magnificent place to say your I do’s! Enjoy these photos.

Destination Wedding Planners Congress

Last week, we had the absolute pleasure of being invited to the Destination Wedding Planners Congress in the fantastic city of Dubai. We were so honored to have this exclusive invitation of being on their advisory board. The conference was held at none other than Atlantis, The Palm. Meeting new vendors, exploring new locations for luxury weddings, and nonstop after …

Cherry Blossoms

The fresh, beautiful, romantic cherry blossoms are almost in season and we cannot wait to create show stopping centerpieces. These ultra-glamorous, elegant flowers are the perfect balance between simple and dramatic to execute any spring themed wedding.  See some of our favorite cherry blossom centerpieces below:

Flashback Friday to Milan, Lake Como, & St. Moritz

One of the perks of being a luxury wedding planner is being able to experience some of the most sought out, exclusive properties in the world. We have become the top experts when it comes to finding the perfect locations for your destination wedding. Last week SJS Events got to experience some these amazing venues while in Milan, Lake Como, …

Congrats to J.Lo & A-Rod !

She said yes! We cannot help but swoon over Jennifer Lopez’s 15 carat, highest clarity, and colorless, six-figure diamond ring. We’ve all been following their picturesque love story and we couldn’t be more excited to congratulate J.Lo and A-Rod on their engagement! Take a look at some of our favorite looks from the beloved couple:

The Grandest Wedding Weekend Ever…Another Ambani Gets Married

We just witnessed the grandest wedding celebration ever! While the Internet could not stop discussing the star-studded event, we are obsessed with all of the fashions that took our breath away. From the intricate details of hand embroidered traditional Indian silhouettes to the statement diamonds pieces, we just cannot get enough of these luxe embellished custom vogue-worthy styles. #AkuStoleTheShlo Nita …

Preston Bailey

Known for his extraordinary, larger than life decor, Preston Bailey has revolutionized theatrics, technology, and art to create some of the most amazing designs ever seen in the events industry.  His breathtaking and elaborate installations are without a doubt unconventional, remarkable, and a true work of creative genius. With that being said, we were so thrilled that Preston and the Langham …

The Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Located on Grand Cayman’s famed Seven Mile Beach, The Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort is a fabulous getaway to take your family and friends for a grandiose wedding weekend. This scenic oceanfront venue exudes romance, elegance, and the perfect touch of flawlessness for any luxury wedding. We can’t wait to plan more destination weddings at this resort. Enjoy these photos:  

SJS Real Weddings – Sibani and Apas

We can’t believe it’s a been a week since we’ve had the pleasure of planning the wedding celebrations for our lovely couple, Sibani & Apas. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect weekend at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando. Thank you to all the amazing vendors who have helped in creating one more magical kingdom in Orlando where dreams do come …

Food Presentation

We’re always on the creative edge of finding companies that we cannot get enough off. Right now Pinch Food Design is grabbing our attention with their creative, innovative, and absolutely delicious foods. It’s not enough to make sure that it tastes good, the perfect presentation changes the entire experience of eating. We’ve had the pleasure of working with Pinch and experiencing …

Oscar Fashion We Love !

It’s award season and of course, we couldn’t wait to get some amazing reception dress inspirations. The glamorous Oscar awards ceremony took place last night and these breathtaking fashions are sure to influence a few fab looks for your next event. Take a look at some of our favorite looks of the night: Photo Credits: Enews  

Ceiling Decor Treatments are a Must for 2019!

The sky’s the limit when it comes to weddings, literally. The initmate, transformative features of ceiling decor can make any room feel like a romantic garden or a royal room of chandeliers. These dramatic yet elegant desings will sure to be the main attraction for  your guests. We’ve found some amazing inspiration for your big day : Photo credit to: …

Recarpet the Ballroom

Our job as wedding as wedding planners is to transform any ballroom. We hear time and time again! “Oh I hate the carpeting.” We have a fantastic solution, lets re-carpet. Through working with different decorators we’ve realized this is not expensive as one might not think. Take a look at some amazing re-carpeted receptions by Brion Shemeley, founder & creative …

Gorgeous Hanging Cakes

As if weddings weren’t already filled with intricate details and dramatic floral pieces, why stop there? If there is one trend that’s elevating wedding decor right now it’s gorgeous hanging cakes. These unique, over the top designs are becoming the highlight of any reception and we’re starting to do them more and more in 2019.

Locations in NYC to celebrate a baby shower

Welcoming a new born is always a special moment and being able to share that joy with family and friends calls for an intimate setting. The last thing a mom to be might want to do is plan her own shower so what better way to pamper her than celebrating her evening at a lavish venue. Finding the perfect location …

The Perfect New York Wineries for a Bridal Shower

What better place to release stress from wedding planning than at a winery. Napa isn’t the only place to enjoy the serenity and views of a vineyard. Share some good laughs, unwind, and enjoy the savory tastes of wine here in New York. Here are some of our favorite vineyards: Brotherhood Winery Wagner Vineyards Benmarl Dr. Konstantin Frank’s winery Lamoreaux

Monogrammed Pillows

The world of wedding décor is only getting bigger and bigger. One trend we are loving is monogrammed pillows. If you’re ever looking for a customized touch to any event, monogrammed pillows are a nice way to make your event more intimate and personal.    

Aruba Themed Favors

Who doesn’t love receiving a little something at weddings? A wedding favor is beautiful way of surprising and expressing gratitude to guests who made time to be with you on your special day. The perfect favor would be the one that exhibits thoughtfulness, commemoration and is yet alluring. While planning for a wedding in Aruba, here are a few options …

Dolce & Gabbana Decor Inspiration- Rose & Leopard

As fashion continues to inspire our day-day, we are always on the lookout for how it transcends into our wedding décor. The wildly sensationalized leopard print that hit haute couture in the 1950s, now accentuated with lovely red roses is what ‘s catching our eye. Here’s a few exquisite Dolce & Gabbana rose and leopard print fashion pieces that will …

Louis Vuitton Gifts for Bridesmaids

We love the tradition of gifting bridesmaids with a little something special. They’ve laughed with you, they’ve cried with you, and now they’re here to help you celebrate one of the biggest days of your life. We know there is so much that goes into planning the perfect wedding. With our help, you’ll be inspired by these fabulous gift ideas …